Defining report style fonts
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Using the Fonts tab of the Report Style Definition you can change the characteristics of the text shown in the report.  
Seven different sections of the report's page layout can be customized in this manner:  the four edges of the page (title, left margin, right margin, and page footers), the column headers, and the two alternating bands of data.

The two alternating bands of formatting for the specimen data is helpful for readers of your report to follow a row of text across the page.  If you don't need this feature, you can simply apply the same characteristics to both bands.


Here's an explanation of each item in the Fonts tab of the Report Style Definition:

* To change the font characteristics for one section, choose that section's name using the list shown here.  To apply changes to two or more sections simultaneously, use the <Ctrl> key on your keyboard to select multiple sections.  To apply changes to all seven sections, choose the <All sections> item.

If you do not want one of the four edges or the column headers, you can disable that section of the report.


* The list of fonts is grouped into four font types: sans serif fonts, serif fonts, script fonts, and special fonts.  The blue symbols in the list indicate the font type.

The font names shown in this list is based on which printer you've selected.  If you don't see very many fonts, make sure you haven't selected "Generic / Text only" as your destination printer.

* Font sizes range from 6 points to 72 points.
* When printing to color printers, use any of the standard text colors.

When printing to black and white printers, choose from the gray palette.


Note that not all fonts have bold and italic.  Choose a font style available for your selected font.



Text is normally center aligned for the four edge sections and left aligned for the specimen data sections.  But a custom appearance is possible by choosing a different alignment.


Place any text in the four edge sections, or use one of the replacement tags. *
Replacement tags allow you to create a report style definition that's adaptive. *

See also

   Basic steps for printing specimen reports

   Tips for printing great looking reports

   Choosing a report style

   WYSIWYG print preview

   Defining report style borders and shading

   Defining report style options

   Defining report style margins

   Graphics in printed reports

   Printing reports

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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